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REFRESH YOUR SOUL 2017: Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) presents premier Alzheimer’s/Dementia conference in the Midwest, anchored by John O’Leary March 13-14 2017 Cintas Center at Xavier University #Cincinnati, also starring Loretta Anne Woodward Veney and Teepa Snow ~ ‘Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Overcoming the Struggles and Living Inspired’ ~~

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Refresh Your Soul 2017 from Parish Health Ministry at Episcopal Retirement Services ERS John OLeary Cintas Center Xavier University March 13 14 2017

Burnt beyond recognition from an accident at home with gasoline, clinging for life in a hospital at age 9, John O’Leary’s mother asked him if he wanted to live or die.

O’Leary remembers thinking only how much trouble he was going to get in with his dad.

“The only other thing I was thinking was. ‘Do I have the strength to take the next step in my journey?” says O’Leary, now married, a best-selling author and inspirational speaker.

O’Leary is also the keynote speaker for the 2017 Refresh Your Soul Conference, presented annually by the Parish Health Ministry of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), an event expanding in exponential fashion this year with a two-day symposium in partnership with the Dementia Care Summit at Xavier University.

To be held at The Cintas Center March 13 and 14, the 2017 Refresh Your Soul Conference, the primary fundraising vehicle for Parish Health Ministry, promises to be as insightful, thought-provoking, informative and fun as ever.

A longtime service of ERS, Parish Health Ministry serves as the ecumenical outreach between ERS ( and 70+ churches across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Mr. O’Leary will be sharing his inspirational life story and buoyant messages to a crowd of caregivers and health care professionals seeking to understand more about life-changing conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

He will be joined by renowned industry speakers Loretta Anne Woodward Veney and Teepa Snow; Ms. Snow spoke at the Refresh Your Soul 2016 event last year.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Overcoming the Struggles and Living Inspired” is the theme for 2917; day two is the annual Xavier Dementia Care Summit. Refresh Your Soul tickets are on sale for $69.

Contact Hours are available for continuing education and professional accreditation purposes (RN/LPN, Social Worker, Nursing Home Administrator, etc.).

Ms. Veney is an author and well-known speaker who has motivated, taught and trained audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe. She is the founder and principal consultant of Superior Training Solutions, LLC.

Ms. Veney has delivered numerous presentations on Dementia and elder care planning for the Alzheimer’s Association, support groups, and memory care communities.

Loretta chronicles her nine-year journey with her Mom’s Dementia as their parent/child roles have reversed in her book, “Being My Mom’s Mom – A Journey through Dementia from a Daughter’s Perspective.” Their journey has been faithful, funny, heartbreaking and hopeful.

Teepa Snow is one of America’s leading educators on Dementia. Working as a Registered Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years, her experience has led her to develop Positive Approach™ to Care techniques used by families and professionals working or living with dementia throughout the world.

She has an independent practice as well as clinical appointments with Duke University and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Teepa is an enlightening, witty, entertaining, and energetic speaker.

Registration, exhibitors and continental breakfast for Refresh Your Soul 2017 starts at 8 a.m. Luncheon presentations will be offered by Mr. O’Leary and Ms. Veney, entitled “ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life” and “Lifting the Spirit of Caregivers,” respectively.

For additional information about the Refresh Your Soul 2017 Conference please visit:

To help meet the long-term goal of Parish Health Ministry becoming self-supporting, this event is the primary fundraiser for the ministry. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this conference will benefit ERS Parish Health Ministry.

Parish Health Ministry, a program of Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), assists congregations of all denominations throughout Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Southeastern Ohio develop or enhance their own faith-based, community-centered nurse/health ministry. Parish Health Ministry was founded in 1998 and currently serves 70 congregations across southern Ohio.

Since 1951, ERS has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative, quality living environments and in-home and community-based services delivered by experienced and compassionate professionals. For more information about ERS please visit

Mr. Bryan Reynolds, Director of Integrated Marketing (513) 979-2243

Press Contact:
Mr. Andy Hemmer (513) 604-5428

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#CINCINNATI @ENQUIRER #Sunday #Business: new ERS CEO Laura Lamb, ‘CEO Chat’ – Sunday, January 29, 2017

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RIP dr. henry j. heimlich, 96, of #cincinnati, inventor of the heimlich maneuver: official family statement, press release

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , on 12/17/2016 by @CincinnatiPR


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Contact:  Bryan Reynolds, Integrated Marketing Director – Episcopal Retirement Services

Dr. Henry Heimlich, world famous inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, passes away at 96

His technique for treating choking victims saved thousands of lives

Cincinnati, Ohio, December 17, 2016 – Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, 96, passed away earlier today at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, after complications from a massive heart attack suffered on Monday in his home at Deupree House in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.

His family has issued the following statement:

“We are saddened by the loss of our father, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich, who died on December 17, 2016 at the age of 96.

Dad was a hero to many people around the world for a simple reason: He helped save untold numbers of lives through the innovation of common-sense procedures and devices. But he was not only a physician and medical inventor, he was also a humanitarian and a loving and devoted son, husband, father, and grandfather.

“From the time Dad began his medical career in New York City, to the time he practiced as a thoracic surgeon in Cincinnati, he was committed to coming up with simple, effective ideas that helped save lives and significantly improved people’s quality of life.

He grew up the son of a social worker in New York State, which deeply influenced his drive to help other people. He loved the ocean and served in the US Navy during World War II, volunteering for extra-hazardous duty, which led to him to working as a doctor behind enemy lines in the Gobi Desert of China. Later, he named his small sailboat, The Repose, after the hospital ship he spent time on after serving in China.

“Most know of Dad’s name for the Heimlich Maneuver, the method he devised to save people who are choking. The “maneuver,” as he called it, not only has saved countless lives, it allows anyone, even children, to save the life of a choking victim. But as his memoir, Heimlich’s Maneuvers explains, Dad accomplished much more.

“As a young surgeon, Dad was the first American to devise and perform a total organ replacement. Later, he came up with a device that saved thousands of soldiers’ lives during the Vietnam War. The Heimlich Chest Drain Valve is still used worldwide for patients undergoing chest surgery.

Dad was firm in his convictions and passionate for his causes. He didn’t play politics well. Instead, he was single-minded in his quest to find better ways to save lives. Dad dreamed that anything was possible in the field of medicine, even when critics said otherwise.”

The family requests that those who wish to honor our father’s legacy make a contribution to Heimlich Heroes, a nonprofit organization that teaches children around the world how to save a life with the Heimlich Maneuver.  For more information on the life of Dr. Heimlich or to make a donation to Heimlich Heroes, please visit:

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@30SecondsCincy starring Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley at ERS groundbreaking for Marlowe Court, courtesy Affordable Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) ~ College Hill Business District ~~ #DiscoverCollegeHill

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at 96, AND STILL SAVING LIVES: Dr. Henry Heimlich, resident of Deupree House and Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS)

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ERH, $110 Million and the future of senior care: Episcopal Retirement Homes celebrates 65 years in 2016, offering person-centered care

Posted in Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS) with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 01/26/2016 by @CincinnatiPR
Doug Spitler CEO of Episcopal Retirement Homes, featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer -->

Doug Spitler CEO of Episcopal Retirement Homes, featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer –>

Press Release – ERH $110 Million and the Future of Senior Care – Press Release from Episcopal Retirement Homes – 1.26.16

Online: ERH Press Release on

ERH, $110 Million, and the Future of Senior Care

Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) is a much bigger player in this market than you might think. After 65 years of compassionate, quality care, a massive, regional expansion campaign ensues.

Renovating and adding innovative services, building a regional network.

ERH covers the gamut: high-end senior living to low-income apartments at the YMCA.

Person-Centered Care: at the heart of it all, the ERH way.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ Jan. 26, 2016] Doug Spitler has heard the buzzwords, call it jargon, bantered about forever: taking care of seniors is a “people-first business,” requires a “people-friendly” environment, woven into a “people-centric” tapestry of care and concern.

We put our money where our elders are,” said the president and CEO of a fast-growing senior-services organization expanding throughout the Tri-State area, Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH).

And today, in 2016 numbers, that’s thousands of seniors in our care, to whom we are committing $110 million.”

In the big picture, ERH projects its 27-community portfolio to grow by almost 40 percent over the next several years with the addition, construction and/or expansion of another 10 senior-care communities.

ERH (, founded in conjunction with the Episcopal Diocese in Cincinnati in 1951, has grown far beyond its Episcopal roots to embrace persons of all faiths.

Celebrating its 65th year in business in 2016, this (formerly) small Cincinnati not-for-profit has grown to a network of senior-care communities and services located across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

This story is about the future of health care, which is starting now, for a fast-growing segment of American society – our elders, who are living longer and are more active than ever before,” said Spitler, “and it’s also about a Cincinnati senior-services agency – steeped in faith, history, tradition and experience – investing  more than $110 million to lead the way.”

ERH envisions a comprehensive approach to the future of health care, a powerful palette of partnerships including for-profit and non-profit organizations, hospital systems, real estate developers, government agencies, and even other competing retirement communities.

This innovative approach covers upscale retirement communities, home health services, and the fast-growing affordable housing market for lower-income seniors, plus a mix of social services to cover everything else in between.

The $110 million expansion campaign is targeting:

  • The $23 million renovation of the flagship ERH community, the upscale Marjorie P. Lee as well as Deupree House in Cincinnati;
  • A $17 million expansion and renovation campaign partnering with another non-profit senior services organization, also in Cincinnati;
  • An average of almost $10 million to be spent on seven other affordable living communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana such as a complete renovation of the top floors above a YMCA called Central Parkway Place ($11.8M), Thomaston Woods ($10.9M), Knowlton Place ($10.7M), Marlowe Court, ($10.5M), Green Hills ($9.8M), Trent Village ($8.8M) and Walnut Court ($7.7M).

In addition, ERH has led in the formation of the Post-Acute Care Network (PACN), partnering with other retirement communities and a home healthcare company and offering hospital systems and insurance providers a cost-efficient solution for quality outcomes across a wide array of rehabilitation scenarios, and already participating in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) national bundled payment pilot program.

Since 1951, ERH has dedicated itself to improving the lives of older adults through innovative environments, and in-home and community-based services. ERH owns, manages or is currently developing 27 senior living communities, including two premier communities, Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee, and 25 affordable housing communities.

ERH also operates Living Well Senior Solutions, a service that provides guidance to elders and their families on issues related to aging, Deupree Meals On Wheels, and Parish Health Ministry, which supports church 77 health ministries through advocacy, education and wellness programs.

For more information about ERH, please contact Mr. Bryan Reynolds, Integrated Marketing Director at (513) 979-2243 or For media inquiries, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or

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Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH in Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday 1.23.16 Andy Hemmer PR

Episcopal Retirement Homes ERH in Cincinnati Enquirer Saturday 1.23.16 Jump Page PR by Andy Hemmer


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